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For Love and Country: The Italian Resistance
     

For Love and Country: The Italian Resistance

by Patrick Gallo
 

During World War II resistance movements arose in all countries occupied by fascist and Nazi forces. Many people are startled to learn that there was a resistance movement in Italy. Most accounts by American scholars concentrate on the resistance in Central and Northern Italy and summarily dismiss the South. For Love and Country has as it's focus the resistance

Overview

During World War II resistance movements arose in all countries occupied by fascist and Nazi forces. Many people are startled to learn that there was a resistance movement in Italy. Most accounts by American scholars concentrate on the resistance in Central and Northern Italy and summarily dismiss the South. For Love and Country has as it's focus the resistance movement in Lazio and in particular Rome. The author, Patrick Gallo, argues that a well-organized and mass-based resistance movement developed in Lazio. He contends that the Rome-based resistance not only undermined German morale but also achieved important strategic objectives. This study is based on a series of in-depth interviews with the men and women who took part in the resistance in Lazio. Gallo analyzes the motivation of those who joined the resistance and their political, military and strategic roles in the movement. With the drama of war and Nazi occupation as a backdrop, the author paints a vivid picture of the life of a partisan.

Editorial Reviews

Primo
Those interested in the literature of World War II should avail themselves of Patrick Gallo's 'For Love and Country: The Italian Resistance'...Readers will find Gallo's book laden with narrative detail and first person accounts.
Italian American
This impressive non-fiction work tells the little-known story of the Italian resistance movement during World War II with particular focus on partisan efforts in the Lazio region, including Rome, from September 1943 to June 1944.
Fra Noi - Fred L. Gardaphe
'For Love and Country: The Italian Resistance' is a compelling and thorough look at one of the strongest and most successful of mass resistance movements.
Fra Noi
For Love and Country: The Italian Resistance' is a compelling and thorough look at one of the strongest and most successful of mass resistance movements.
— Fred L. Gardaphe
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
…Gallo has done an admirable job of synthesizing a vast and contentious body of scholarship and obviously has a deep admiration and respect for the anti-fascist Resistance, qualities that are today sometimes lacking in the scholarship.
— Stanislao G. Pugliese, Hofstra University
Italian Tribune
Patrick Gallo's 'For Love and Country: The Italian Resistance' is an enormously impressive contribution to the literature of World War II and indispensable reading for the general reader as well as the specialist.
— Paul Paolicelli
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online - Stanislao G. Pugliese
…Gallo has done an admirable job of synthesizing a vast and contentious body of scholarship and obviously has a deep admiration and respect for the anti-fascist Resistance, qualities that are today sometimes lacking in the scholarship.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
…Gallo has done an admirable job of synthesizing a vast and contentious body of scholarship and obviously has a deep admiration and respect for the anti-fascist Resistance, qualities that are today sometimes lacking in the scholarship.
— Stanislao G. Pugliese, Hofstra University
Association Of Contemporary Church Historians Newsletter
...a useful narrative account of the resistance movement in Italy in the final stages of the second world war...Gallo has skillfully exploited a large number of secondary sources in various languages.
Italian Tribune - Paul Paolicelli
Patrick Gallo's 'For Love and Country: The Italian Resistance' is an enormously impressive contribution to the literature of World War II and indispensable reading for the general reader as well as the specialist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761824961
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
02/13/2003
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Gallo is Adjunct Professor of Political Science, New York University.

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